The blog of Simon Kennedy, Architectural Photographer based in London.
The design of the Moat Bridge by Moxon Architects alongside Structural Engineers Flint & Neill is intended to show respect to the Grade 1 listed medieval castle it runs alongside. It connects Castle Green with Goodland Gardens, within constraints that climb 1.8m along its length to provide a link where a pathway had previously existed. The bridge is gently curved, subtly towards the South West Tower of the Castle maintaining a clear and simple route from one end of the site to the other. The deck tapers towards either end of the bridge. Castle Green is a large urban square while Goodland Gardens are a close wooded public park. The south abutment is broad borrowing the hard landscaping of the square and the north end is tied through with the narrow paths that run through the gardens. The taper sets up a false perspective, combined with the gentle curve, conceived to visually shorten the uphill journey to the square while apparently prolonging the downhill stroll into the gardens.
(Architectural photography completed over 2 days, all images copyright Simon Kennedy. If you wish to use any of these images for any purpose please email me at email@example.com.)
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Castle Green Woodland Gardens Moat Bridge in Taughton by Moxon Architects.
External handrail and glass screen elevation.
Detail architectural photography of glazed panel.
View of site from Castle Green Bridge.
Photograph of non-slip glass treads.
Bridge and walkway inlaid with stone and glass.
Photographic view of bridge materials reflecting sky and stonework.
View back across the bridge and Castle Green.
Sky reflection as the bridge blends with its rural background.
Illuminated Bridge and Castle.
Lit bollards that face the entrance to Moat Bridge.
Bridge Entrance looking back over the Woodland Gardens.